Well, it looks like my superpower might be prescience. In a recent interview with Variety, The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke confirmed exactly what I theorized in a recent feature. While speaking on the release of Amazon’s new animated anthology series The Boys Presents: Diabolical, Kripke revealed that the finale episode “One Plus One Equals Two” is in fact canon to the mainline series. The episode focused on main villain Homelander’s origin as a member of The Seven and expands upon his relationship with Black Noir.
The finale is canon, yeah. I thought he did such a good job with it. I don’t think we had any specific plans going in for it to for sure be canon. But he just did such a good job writing and directing it, that watching it, I was like, ‘This is for sure what happened.Eric Kripke
The creative continued, further affirming that the tension the episodes builds between Homelander and Black Noir will have an impact on the show’s upcoming third season:
There is a certain amount of background setup of really understanding the relationship between Homelander and Black Noir and giving us a deeper understanding before Season 3.Eric Kripke
In the comics, it is famously revealed that Black Noir is a malevolent clone of Homelander and the true antagonist of the franchise. We’ve long wondered if the series would follow that same revelation, and the hints are certainly there. So, we’ll see if the third season might give us that reveal and maybe even add its own twist.